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To: propertius

The UN arms inspectors were just invited back...


31 posted on 07/20/2004 11:21:44 PM PDT by ambrose (Kerry is endorsed by the Communist Party USA)
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http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/specialreports/iraq/s_204373.html

U.N. inspectors prepare to return to Iraq within days



By The Associated Press
Wednesday, July 21, 2004


CAIRO -- U.N. inspectors will return to Iraq in the coming days following an official invitation from the new government, the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Tuesday.
Mohamed ElBaradei, director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, told reporters in Cairo that Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari had formally asked his agency to return.

The inspectors, who will continue their work to ensure that Iraq complies with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, will leave as soon as safety arrangements have been made, agency spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said from IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria. ElBaradei estimated they would depart in the next few days.

The inspectors will go to the Tuwaitha facility, 12 miles south of Baghdad, where they will "do an inventory verification on the nuclear material remaining in Iraq," Fleming added.





Besides safeguards inspectors, the agency also had weapons inspectors in Iraq who searched for nuclear weapons under a mandate issued by the U.N. Security Council. Those inspectors left just before the war began in 2003.

"The return of U.N. inspectors to Iraq is an urgent necessity; not to search for weapons of mass destruction, but to write the final report about the nonexistence of (such) weapons ... in Iraq, which will enable the lifting of sanctions," ElBaradei said in Cairo.


41 posted on 07/20/2004 11:24:31 PM PDT by ambrose (Kerry is endorsed by the Communist Party USA)
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The UN arms inspectors were just invited back...

....but according to Swedish Radio News it is asked to come back to conclude its report, saying that there are no WMD's in Iraq so that the embargo can be lifted.

Disinformation? or are we being suckered into believing a WMD find again?

Better sit tight - but let's follow this closely.

Keeping my fingers crossed.


81 posted on 07/20/2004 11:35:26 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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